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US v. Sealed Appellant 1

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Juvenile Law
In two juvenile defendants' appeal from the district court's order transferring them to adult status for trial, the order is affirmed in part where,...
12/31/2009 08-30284

Hernandez v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's application for cancellation of removal, the petition is denied where state felon...
12/30/2009 09-60261

Alaniz v. Zamora-Quezada

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action alleging sex discrimination against the director of certain medical clinics, judgment for plaintiffs is affirmed in part where: 1) the...
12/24/2009 07-40325

US v. Sandlin

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction for making false statements on two loan applications is affirmed where, if a person makes a false statement that has the...
12/24/2009 08-41277

US v. Anderson

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's drug conspiracy sentence is affirmed where the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant's motion for resentencing,...
12/24/2009 08-41314

US v. Rios-Espinoza

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's drug conspiracy sentence is affirmed where the applicable local rules did not require the district court to strike a non-conforming...
12/24/2009 08-41201

US v. Watkins

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's cocaine distribution conspiracy conviction is affirmed where: 1) because of the many similarities between the crime of conviction and the...
12/24/2009 08-11165

World Wide Street Preachers Fellowship v. Columbia

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that defendant city and officers wrongfully interfered with anti-abortion protests, judgment for...
12/21/2009 08-31196

Moore v. Hosemann

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that the Mississippi Secretary of State wrongfully failed to place plaintiff on the presidential ballot,...
12/21/2009 09-60424

QBE Ins. Corp. v. Brown & Mitchell LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Construction, Contracts, Insurance Law
In an action by an insurer seeking a declaration that defendant's excess commercial general liability policy did not require plaintiff to provide...
12/18/2009 08-61043